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At age 11, Addis' childhood was over. She was married and taken out of school. At 18, however, Addis had a chance to change things. Watch her story.
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In the time it has taken to read this article 3 girls under the age of 18 have been married
Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18
That is 23 girls every minute
Nearly 1 every 3 seconds